We are entering the season of celebrations, and it’s time to raise a glass to everyone and everything we hold dear to our hearts. The holidays are a time of joyful company and chilly evenings by the fire. We’ve chosen some sparkling wines to set the season off right.

They are at once light, effervescent and celebratory yet robust and refreshing enough to match the rich, flavorful meals celebrated with friends and family.

1. Breathless Wines
Blanc de Noirs
Sonoma County
$30, 12.5% alcohol
Made from 100 percent Sonoma County Pinot Noir, the Breathless Blanc de Noirs is crafted by winemaker Penny Gadd-Coster in the traditional method used in the Champagne region of France, called Méthode Champenoise. This peach-colored sparkler was the 2013 Sweepstakes winner at the Sonoma County Harvest Festival. It’s rich, creamy and flavorful, with notes of fresh bread and hazelnut blending with orange citrus and cherry flavors. Breathless was created by sisters Rebecca Faust, Sharon Cohn and Cynthia Faust in honor of their mother, whose enthusiasm for life inspired them to life lives filled with breathless moments. Breathless Wines is also committed to supporting the community and makes contributions every year to worthy causes like the Sutter Pacific Women’s Health Center, the Alpha-1 Foundation and Sonoma County Vintners and Growers Alliance.

2. Windsor Vineyards
Blanc de Blanc
Sonoma County
$32, 12.5% alcohol
The 2014 Sonoma County Harvest Fair Sweepstakes winner is made in the  Méthode Champenoise style, primarily from Chardonnay grapes. In fact, that’s how Blanc de Blanc gets its name, as it means “white of white” in French. This crisp, golden-toned bubbly has flavors of stone fruits and pear, with hints of minerality that give freshness and bounce to the finish. Windsor Vineyards is also known for its tradition of personalized labels, one that goes back to founder Rodney Strong’s habit of reserving wines for customers by writing their names on the bottle. If you order online at windsorvineyards.com, you can add a free custom label of your own, adding a fun personal touch to your holiday celebrations

3. J Vineyards and Winery
J Brut Rosé
Russian River Valley
$38, 12.5% alcohol
This gorgeously salmon-colored bubbly is crafted from the winery’s estate vineyards in the Russian River Valley. Its rich hue is derived from the 66 percent Pinot Noir used for the blend—winemakers leave the freshly-pressed juice on the skins for a while, as the skins are how wines get their color. The balance of the blend is 33 percent Chardonnay and 1 percent Pinot Meunier, a red grape commonly used in sparkling winemaking. The wine’s flavors are bursting with berry notes, fresh strawberry and raspberry in particular, supported by elegant and creamy honey and citrus tones on the palate. It’s lovely on its own but pairs especially well with creamy appetizers, seafood or fruity desserts.

4. Gloria Ferrer
Sonoma Brut
Sonoma County
$22, 12.5% alcohol
Though this Brut is dominated by Pinot Noir (which makes up up about 90 percent of the wine), it has a warm golden color with just a hint of copper, suggesting the juice spent a very limited amount of time on the skins. The complex and fruity flavors of Pinot Noir shine through in this rich and robust Brut. Big, round bubbles deliver flavors of honey-toasted almond mixed with with sweet pear and ripe citrus fruit. This is a blend of 20 different base wines (the estate has 40 different selections of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay growing in their vineyards!), which adds a bit of complexity to the palate

5. Korbel Champagne Cellars
Korbel Natural
Russian River Valley
$14, 12% alcohol
In making sparkling wine in the Méthode Champenoise way, wines undergo a secondary fermentation and aging in the bottle, resulting in a very dry wine with bracing acidity. Winemakers then add a small bit of sugar to the bubbly, a process called dosage, which balances the wine and determines how sweet the resulting wine will be. For the Korbel Natural, the dosage is just 0.75 percent, leaving a light, clean and crisp wine that allows the best flavors of the Russian River Valley Pinot Noir and Chardonnay to shine through. Notes of green apple and lime dance on the palate with a delicate finish. It’s no wonder why this wine has been served at Presidential Inaugurations since 1981.